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The Black Panther Party’s “black pride” was not based on denigrating whites, but on showing the black community that they were in control of their own destiny. The Black Panther Party sought to build a community through service to the people, providing free food and clothing. They gave purpose to the aimless, angry youth who loitered on street corners. The Panthers molded these young people into disciplined, hard workers who served their community and showed respect for mothers, fathers, and elders.

  1. FREE BREAKFAST PROGRAM ©stephenshames
  2. YOUTH RALLY FOR BLACK PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONERS
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  3. RALLY in support of the NY 21 in front of the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse.

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